Extremist politicians and outside groups are attacking our kids’ education. In fact, they’ve become SO extreme that they’ve resorted to book banning. They’ve even tried to ban books about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks.
Well, suburban women aren’t having it. This is not the 1950’s. Every kid should be equipped for the 21st century, and that means learning real history (not fairy tales) and respecting people across our differences. It means ensuring every kid feels safe to learn and thrive at school.
Join us to make sure our kids get an honest and accurate education.
HOST YOUR OWN BANNED BOOKMOBILE. ORDER YOUR KIT NOW!
At Red Wine & Blue, we believe that the best way to fight book bans is with knowledge and facts! So now we’re taking our Banned Bookmobile national and we need your help! You can host your very own Banned Bookmobile to help kids in your community access the powerful books that extremists are trying to take away.
Each Banned Bookmobile kit will contain: 20 banned or challenged books with a mix of titles for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids, a variety of bookmarks and stickers–for kids and parents, a Banned Bookmobile sign and instructions sheet, and even information to hand out to parents and encourage them to get involved. Literally everything you need to host your own Banned Bookmobile! What are you waiting for? 😀
Our bookmobiles are part of our brand new initiative, Freedom to Parent 21st Century Kids.
Conversations with Banned Book Authors
Elana K. Arnold
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INTRODUCING THE LITTLE BANNED BOOK CLUB!
Red Wine & Blue has launched our Little Banned Book Club, where we focus on childrens’ books that are being targeted by extremists and being banned or challenged in communities across the country. Are you a parent, grandparent, auntie, educator, or awesome friend who wants to learn more about why kids’ books are being banned? Are you trying to figure out how to talk with kids about these books? This is the place!
Join us for our inaugural Little Banned Book Club! Our first book is And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, a book about an adorable penguin couple, Roy and Silo, who live in the Central Park Zoo and decide to start a family. Together, we will read the book and talk about why some folks are up in arms about it.
What We Are Reading Next:
Join us on November 15th at 7:30 ET for our November Banned Book Club as we read Maus by Art Speigelman. Maus is a moving work of art often cited as the greatest graphic novel ever written. Art not only recounts the chilling experiences of his father during the Holocaust, he tells the story within the story about his tortured relationship with his aging father. This is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma. You won’t want to miss this.
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June Banned Book Club – Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
Felix Laneri and Susan Kuklin chat about ” Beyond Magenta”
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Books We Have Previously Read
The Perks of Being a Wallflower The 14th most banned or challenged book in 2022. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction.
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison: For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington, life has been a lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew—he knows that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life.
Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin: This groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye is one of many novels on the ALA’s lists of challenged books, appearing as 15th out of 100 of the most challenged novels in the most recent decade. Banned and challenged because it depicts child sexual abuse, sexually explicit material and racism.
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